Thursday, September 6, 2012
I leave on Saturday and the race is on Sunday. All summer, I was prepared to go down to Southern Maine solo (about 3 hours south of me) for this race, and planned to stay in a hotel by myself and just go do the race. I was prepared to be a big girl about it and handle it all on my own. Then my great friend Susan (who is also my co-chair at work) suggested that she come with me, and I responded calmly with OH MY GOD YES YOU WOULD DO THAT FOR ME?
So how great of a friend is Susan? She is driving down with me (and it will be fun! We'll stay at York Beach and have dinner out), will go to the race with me and help me set up/ watch me, and then she will run the last 6.5 miles of the race with me. And if that wasn't enough? She texted last weekend to say "let's go get pedicures. my treat."
I chose "pumpkin" in honor of the Pumpkinman Triathlon, of course. I'm pretty sure ALL the hardcore athletes also coordinate their nail polish to the theme of the race.
So my orange toes and I are ready to go... 7 am start on Sunday morning. Thank you for all the encouragement! Let's do it!
(new blog header compliments of my awesome brother Chris)
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